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the american people. >> reporter: the drone program puts president obama in an awkward position as a senator and presidential candidate, he criticized the bush administration anti-terrorism policy of enhanced interrogation or torture of suspects. >> this administration acts like violating civil libertyies is the way to enhance our security. it is not. there are no shortcuts to protecting america. >> reporter: now the obama administration is also under fire for what critics believe is acting outside the law. >> we have a president who is doing something that even president bush didn't do which is to order the killing of a united states citizen without clear evidence of an immediate attack. >> reporter: a lot of pressure from democrats as well as republicans to release these documents and today's release seems time to avoid embarrassment for brennan's nomination nomination. his hearing begins shortly before noon. in written responses to senate questions he says the administration is constantly refining the standards from the drone strikes. norah, charlie? >> bill plante
house press corps purkedshed obama on the issue. >> this is giving legal justification for killing american citizens without any trial. >> i would point you to the ample judicial precedent for the idea that someone who takes up arms against the united states in a war against the united states is an enemy and therefore could be targeted accordingly. >> anwar al awlaki was killed at an air base in 2011. anne-marie, there's apparently a growing number of these bases operated by the cia and the military. >> susan mcginnis in washington, thank you. >>> well the white house says president obama will travel to israel this spring. it will be from obama's first trip to israel as president. many israelis believe mr. obama has been less than supportive. he'll also visit the west bank and jordan. >>> now to the budget. the president is proposing another stop gap measure to avert the deep spending cuts due to kick in next month. his proposal to deal with the so-called sequester includes a revenue increase. it's getting a frosty welcome by congressional republicans though.
while meeting with mr. obama. mr. obama told him to deploy forces as quickly as possible, but panetta did not speak to the president after that. >> the event was over before -- >> it lasted almost eight hours and my question to you is during that eight-hour period, did the president show any curiosity about how's this going, what kind of assets do you have helping these people? did he ever make that phone call? >> look. there's no question in my mine the president of the united states was concerned about american lives. >> well, with all due respect i don't believe that's a credible statement if he never called and asked you, are we helping these people, what's happening to them. snopa any ta also said that he supported a plan to help and president obama decided against it. >>> also on capitol hill the drone strike was an issue and john brennan was key. brennan defended the program. he said drone strikes are used against targets that pose an imminent threat, not for retribution. danielle nottingham reports. >> reporter: protesters held up the start of john bre
democrats, plan to announce a plan to make gun trafficking a federal crime. yesterday president obama spent the day in minnesota promoting gun control. as tara mergener reports, the president is asking for the public's help to get congress to take action. >> reporter: president obama took his gun control message on the road. sitting down with law enforcement officials and community leaders in minneapolis. >> we don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something. >> reporter: the president praised the minneapolis police department, pointing to the city's success in tackling gun violence. he's also trying to reach minnesota gun owners as he works to rally public support for his proposals to curb gun violence. >> i need everybody who's listening to keep the pressure on your member of congress to do the right thing. >> reporter: this is expected to be the first of several trips the president makes to put his plan outside washington. proposals for a new ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines are already meeting a lot of resistance
on "60 minutes sports" wednesday night at 10:00 on the show time network. president obama sees no need for more increases in tax rates. he said that in an interview with cbs news that was broadcast live before the super bowl. mr. obama signed a bill raising rates on higher-income americans last month but this is the first time that he's said that he doesn't intend to extend higher rates to more taxpayers. it's a change from the position that he's held for many months. >> we can't get this done unless we also ask the wealthiest households to pay higher taxes on their incomes above $250,000. >> pelley: that was mr. obama before the election and he made the same points in another way eight weeks ago. >> just to be clear: i'm not going to sign any package that somehow prevents the top rate from going up for folks at the top 2%. >> pelley: but last month he signed a stopgap compromise with congress that raised taxes on families making more than $450,000 a year. as the budget negotiations continue now, we wondered whether he would return to his goal of extending higher rates to families at t
: terrell, thank you. the man president obama wants as the central intelligence agency had his confirmation hearing today. john brennan's testimony was bankrupt several times by protesters who object to u.s. drone strikes overseas. brennan was the architect of that program. among those killed by the strikes was an american citizen who was a member of al qaeda in yemen. bob orr followed the hearing today. >> reporter: as president obama's top counter-terrorism adviser, john brennan has overseen a five-fold increase in drone strikes against suspected terrorists. brennan today told the senate intelligence committee those strikes are critical for national security, but brennan said he'd rather capture terrorists than kill them. >> we only take such actions as a last resort to save lives when there's no other alternative to taking an action that's going to mitigate that threat.ep >> reporter: brennan defended a policy permitting americans to be targeted if they're actively plotting with al qaeda. oregon senator ron wyden objected. >> it's the idea of giving any president unfettered power to kill
details of the raid or how dikes died. marly hall, alabama. >>> president obama took his campaign to curb gun violence on the road today. his push on a new ban of assault weapons is meeting a lot of resistance. the president asked the public to help and pressuring congress to act. >> we don't have to agree on everything to agree it is time to do something. we can make a difference. that's our responsibility as americans. >> the white house just released this photo of the president wax up his recent statement that he is familiar with fire arms and not an enny of the second amendment. >>> legalizing pot. democratic lawmakers from oregon and colorado could introduce the first two propoles as early as tomorrow. one could require growers to get federal permits. tore would create a federal marijuana tax. >>> an official clock now counting down to the opening of the new bay bridge. we will show you the big moment life on the new deck and hear what it means to governor. >>> exactly how fast did he pal? fall? new information about the death- defying lea
secretary leon panetta revealed president obama was the one who blocked the plan to arm rebel fighters in syria. the plan was directed by david petraeus and backed by pentagon leaders and secretary of state hillary clinton. the white house had doubts which rebels could be trusted with the arms. those details came to light during a senate hearing on libya and republicans had some tough questions for panetta, who revealed he and president obama spoke once during the eight-hour benghazi attack that left four americans dead and explained why the pentagon didn't send any war planes. >> reporter: the reason planes were not launched the attack came in two waves in two different locations and after the first wave ended after about an hour and a half they all thought it was over plus he said there wasn't enough actionable intelligence on the ground to act. >> you can't just willy-nilly send f-16s there and blow the hell out of a place without knowing what's taking place. >> reporter: under questioning by republicans secretary panetta and the joint chiefs of staff martin dem
. >> axelrod: in chicago today first lady michelle obama joined hundreds of mourners at the o funeral for a teenaged victim of gun violence. violen the death of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton has shaken a city where gang shootings are all too common. dean reynolds reports from chicago. >> reporter: they prayed today that the murder of hadiyaadiya pendleton may stop the carnage that grips chicago's poorest neighborhoods.rnage her mother, chepatry cowley, is latest to express her grief. >> you don't know how hard thisri really is, and those of you that is, and do know how hard this is, i'm sorry. i'm sorry. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama, the mother of two daughters, was among the mourners for the girl who was literally her neighbor. she was killed last month a mile from the obamas' chicago home, eight days after performing at inaugural events in washington. >> god bless everyone today. washin >> reporter: as they prepared to bury her, hadiya's teenaged friends mourned the death ofa's their shared dreams. >> she always told me to do my best in school because we were going to go to
have made no arrests. hundreds of mourners, including first lady michelle obama attended the funeral for 15-year-old idea pendleton in chicago yesterday. she was shot and killed late last month just days after she participated in president obama's inauguration ceremonies. former vice president dick cheney appears to have a dim view of the white house's new national security team. in a speech before republicans in wyoming last night mr. cheney charged that president obama is putting the nation at risk by appointing unqualified nominees. cheney said the white house is relying on too many, in his words "second rate people." the associated press reports that the board of american airlines' parent company is meeting tomorrow to decide whether to merge with u.s. airways. a merger would create one of the world's largest airlines. today is new year's day in china. fireworks lit up the sky in beijing overnight and singer celine dion performed to mark the start of the year of the snake. now today's weather. sunny and milder along the east and west coasts. but it will be a stormy day for most o
ballroom. every president since eisenhower has addressed this event and president obama will do so this morning. the point of the event is to gather a group of political and religious leaders. this is a bipartisan group as well as a group of activists. they do it every year. an estimated 3,000 people from 140 countries are at the event. again, this is at the washington hilton and president obama is expected to speak in just a little bit. >>> 5:04. san francisco police are asking for some help in trying to connect a person of interest with a child abduction cold case. 10-year-old kevin collins disappeared back in 1984 and investigators are now focused on a former neighbor who died five years ago. this man, wayne jackson, had a history of abusing children. he was interviewed at the time collins disappeared and now he is under investigation again for the very same reasons. time, opportunity, location, prior to, who he was, what he had done in the past, same reason he was a person of interest then. >> when he finally was apprehended, he only spent si
.com/gas for a map of the lowest prices in the bay area. >>> president obama is asking congress to head off automatic spending cuts that kick in march 1. he says they could hurt the economy. and the president is proposing a smaller budget deal now and a bigger one later. cbs reporter danielle nottingham explains. >> reporter: president obama is calling on congress to stop massive automatic across-the- board spending cuts with a short-term fix. >> our economy right now is headed in the right direction, and it will stay that way as long as there aren't any more self-inflicted wounds coming out of washington. >> reporter: last year congress and the president signed off on the automatic cuts to force themselves to deal with the nation's skyrocketing debt. the original deadline was january 1st. and when they couldn't reach a larger budget deal then, they postponed it to march 1st. the white house wants another short-term fix to head off a hit to the fragile economy and give lawmakers more time to work out a 10-year plan. >> we should give them the chance to co
does not address assault weapons which the obama administration wants banned. the president in minnesota yesterday promoting what he calls commonsense reforms to the nation's gun laws. >>> and time now is 4:34. >> shall we bring lawrence into the party here? >> why not? >> find out what's going on. >> lucky day for you. >> folks, around the bay area we have low clouds and fog that are onshore, true fog toward parts of the north bay but throughout the day, not going to be a bad day. the clouds have kept the temperatures up a bit only 40s out there this morning so not as cold even as yesterday morning. got changes on the horizon here. high pressure sliding by, you can see a cold front approaching the coastline. that will bring with it a few high clouds across our skies and riach ply phi the onshore push so we are going to see partly cloudy skies toward the afternoon. the temperatures cooler. average usually in the 50s and the low 60s. today below average about 57 degrees for a high in san jose. about 54 degrees in san francisco. that's
&p 500 and nasdaq were also up. >>> president obama's trying to balance the budget right now. his sights are on a smaller deal in order to head off automatic spending cuts that kick in march 1. cbs reporter danielle nottingham explains from washington. >> reporter: president obama is calling on congress to stop massive automatic across-the- board spending cuts with a short-term fix. >> our economy right now is headed in the right direction, and it will stay that way as long as there aren't any more self-inflicted wounds coming out of washington. >> reporter: last year congress and the president signed off on the automatic cuts to force themselves to deal with the nation's skyrocketing debt. the original deadline was january 1st. and when they couldn't reach a larger budget deal then, they postponed it to march 1st. the white house wants another short-term fix to head off a hit to the fragile economy and give lawmakers more time to work out a 10-year plan. >> we should give them the chance to come up with this budget instead of making indiscriminat
attended the funeral of the girl. michelle obama was among those paying respects. >> you don't know how hard this really is. and those of you that do know how hard this is, i'm sorry. >> just days before being shot, hidaya was performing during president obama's inauguration. >>> well, the storm that dumped more than three feet of snow in some parts of the northeast is now being blamed for nine deaths. and more than half a million people are still in the dark tonight. this photo was just released by nasa. it shows the blizzard as it roared across the northeast. cbs reporter marley shows us how the recovery is just getting started. >> reporter: road crews are working around the clock. several states have lifted travel bans, and airports are reopening. but it's taken a lot of work. >> everything has been crazy since last night. i've been out since last night, still shoveling. >> reporter: a massive winter storm dumped more than three feet of snow in some places. long island was one of the hardest hit. >> i was out shoveling the walk and i
on two of president obama's appointees in order to get answers about the terror attack in benghazi. >>> and later compact cars go high tech. we'll show you why microcars are becoming a big hit in japan. add a pop of color to your everyday look. new almay intense i-color bold nudes. a neutral palette with a pop of color that makes my green eyes stand out. and there's one for every eye color. [ female announcer ] ready to mix things up with lean cuisine? try our entrees, snacks and new salads. wild salmon with basil, garlic chicken spring rolls and now salads, like asian-style chicken. enjoy 100 delicious varieties under 400 calories. lean cuisine. >> every year we pick a new city to explore. >> but, thanks to hotwire, this year we got to take an extra trip, because they get us ridiculously low prices on really nice hotels and car rentals. >> so we hit boston in the spring-- even caught a game. >> and with the money we saved we took a trip to san francisco. >> you see, hotwire checks the competition's rates every day, so they can guarantee their low prices. >> so where
, a 10k run and walk across the bridge. >>> it is 4:441 president obama, speaks out on the ban on gay scouts. >>> and a shocking scene outside buckingham palace, police sub sued a knife wielding man. coming your way. (screaming) what kind of man kills a... ...cop in cold blood? re-creating a fan-favorite episode... hey! ...from the original hawaii five-o. you think he's going to kill again? the question is: how many people are on the list? with guest star peter weller. it's bang-bang time. kono: he's on the roof. i'm going to draw his fire. take the shot. go retro with the new hawaii five-o. exactly. cbs tonight. buckingham palace. officers used a >>> lis lis in london have arrested a man. officers used a stun gun to stop him. he appears to be holding a knife in each hand. police approached him, used the taser, he dropped to the ground and officers arrested that man. everything is on video. a little scary. >>> lawrence is here are a peak at weather and we're willmenting a big lament -- lamenting a big loss. at first you think it's going to be a blow out and a
assault weapons ban. mr. obama was in minnesota yesterday promoting what he calls commonsense reforms to the nation's gun laws. he says he is encouraged that congress seems to be coming to an consensus on background checks for gun buyers and limits for high capacity gun clips. >>> 5:04. let's check traffic and weather. is it too early to start talking about the weekend? >> what day are we on now, tuesday? [ laughter ] >> maybe a little bit. >> let's do it. >> we have a long way to go between now and then. we could see showers and snow in the local mountains. haven't been able to talk about that for a while but we have some changes coming up today. low clouds and fog have stretched back onshore well into the valleys. that blanket of clouds is keeping the temperatures up just a bit. mainly in the 40s outside. as we head throughout the day today there's a cold front approaching the bay area meaning more low clouds and fog at the coast and only partial clearing toward the afternoon. temperatures will be cool. highs usually in the 50s and 60s, coole
breaking news now out of washington, d.c. an administration official says president obama has picked rei president sally jewell as the new secretary of interior. prior to joining rei, she spent 19 years in a commercial banking industry. if confirmed she would replace outgoing interior secretary ken salazar. >>> murder in wine country. three bodies found inside a home and this morning the search now on for their killer. it's a developing story from a home on ross station road outside the town of forrestville up in sonoma county. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec has the latest. >> reporter: investigators have been doing a lot more interviews overnight. they say that they are confident they will be able to catch the murderer soon. in the meantime, this person is still on the loose because they say this was not a murder- suicide. three men were found shot to death inside a bedroom in one of the houses on the back end of this property in forrestville. one of the men's brother found them after he hadn't heard from him in several hours. >> we got called at about
of two of president obama's appointees. senator lindsey graham says he may put a hold on the nominations of john brennan for cia drug and chuck hagel for defense secretary to force the white house to answer questions about last year's attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> i wanted to know what our president did, what did he do as commander-in-chief? did he ever pick up the phone and call anybody? i think this is stuff the country needs to know. >> republicans have accused the administration of misleading the public about the attack. a spokesman for the white house national security council says senators should not play politics with crucial nominations. >>> president obama's state of the union address is expected to focus on the economy. he is set to address job creation and wage growth tomorrow night. the president says he will also discuss upcoming budget fights including the march 1 deadline for automatic defense and domestic cuts known as the sequester. you can watch the state of the union tomorrow night at 6:00 right here
obama's nominee to lead the cia. white house counter-terrorism chief john brennan will appear before the senate intelligence committee. his confirmation hearing is expected to come just hours after lawmakers received a classified report on the rationale for drone strikes targeting americans who work with al qaeda overseas. >>> the federal government is already preparing for $1.2 trillion in across the board budget cuts. they will kick in if congress fails to agree on a different budget plan by the end of the month. as susan mcginnis reports, the pentagon is already slashing military costs. >>> reporter: the uss truman was scheduled to pull out of norfolk, virginia tomorrow to head to the persian gulf but wednesday afternoon word came that truman will stay in port in order to save money. >> playing the waiting game pretty much. it's not very nice not knowing when we're pulling out. >> reporter: the pentagon is cutting u.s. aircraft carriers' presence overseas ahead of $55 billion in budget cuts that kick in march 1. >> this is not a game. >> report
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of a really sweeping gun bill. but immigration i think it's going to be really interesting to see can obama move a substantial immigration bill through? and in fact republicans, including some who vote against it, want that to go through. >> schieffer: both of your organizations organizations have had your e-mail hacked. we saw this inexcusable hacking of the bush family's private e-mail inexcusable certainly in my view. i thought the way both the of your organizations handled it reflected well on you. i mean-- >> thank you. >> schieffer: you reported the hacking, but you didn't go ahead and use the results of it. what went into those decisions, david? >> well, with any of these issues whether it's national security issues or whether it's issues of privacy, you have to balance a lot of things. we're not just in the business of reporting everything right. we don't report everything about crime victims so you often have to balance these things. in the case of the hacking against us, we did what we do with stories involving other people. first we tried to put in place tougher security measures
class mail. the u.s. postal service lost $16 billion last year alone. >>> the obama administration is defending a justice department memo that authorized drone attacks against u.s. citizens working with terrorists overseas. the memo says such actions are legal under three conditions: if the suspect is engaged in planning operations to kill americans, if it's not possible to capture the suspect before an attack and if the operation follows u.s. laws and war principles. >> these strikes are legal. they are ethical and they are wise. >> critics say such an attack would violate the constitutional rights of american terror suspects to a trial by jury. so far there's only one known case of an american targeted with a drone strike anwar al- awlaki in 2011 in yemen. >>> the white house confirms the president will go to middle east next month to israel, west bank and jordan. it will be the first time for mr. obama to visit israel since he took office. he will meet with prime minister benjamin netanyahu. the trip will focus on the resumption of talks betw
in public when president obama's choice for cia has his confirmation hearing. john brennan will be asked questions about interrogation techniques such as waterboarding including carrying out drone attacks against u.s. citizens. the white house is expected to stay ahead of that controversy. last night the administration acknowledged it would give congressional committee members access to classified documents that outline the government's stance on drone strikes against suspected terrorists who are also american citizens. the report will be in the hands of those lawmakers just hours before john brennan's confirmation hearing begins, and he will be the one today who's answering questions about the legality of killing americans who are believed to be senior al qaeda leaders such as the american-bern cleric anwar al awlaki who was killed in a 2010 drone strike. critics say the strikes violate the law. >> we have a president who is doing something that even president bush didn't do which is to order the killing of the united states citizen without clear evidence of an
and the counting today. >>> president obama is asking congress to head off automatic spending cuts that could hurt the economy if they kick in as scheduled march 1. the president is proposing the smaller budget deal now and a bigger one later. danielle nottingham has the latest from washington. >> reporter: president obama is calling on congress to come up with billions in spending cuts as a short-term fix to stop massive automatic across-the- board cuts set to take effect in less than a month. >> our economy right now is headed in the right direction. and it will stay that way as long as there aren't any more self-inflicted wounds coming out of washington. >> reporter: last year congress and the president signed off on the automatic cuts to force themselves to deal with the nation's skyrocketing debt. the original deadline was january 1. and when they couldn't reach a larger budget deal then, they postponed it to march 1. the white house wants another short-term fix to head off a hit to the fragile economy and give lawmakers more time to work out a 10-year p
. the proposals are said to be similar to those proposed by the obama administration including background checks on all gun purchasers and bans on assault weapons and high capacity magazines. but some proposals have little chance of passing in the republican-controlled house. >>> time now 6:11. a hitchhiker with a happen. saves the day and becomes an internet sensation. >> ran up behind him with a hatchet, smash, smash, sa-mash! >> how he rescued two people from a crazy driver. plus -- >> they're wonderful. much better than any kind of drug you could take. >> a perfect match. how students at one bay area school are learning to read and getting a role model at the same time. "cool school" coming up. mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! [ mom ] don't stress. we can figure this out. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] get the speed to make a great first impression. call today to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee.
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with a drone strike anwar al- awlaki in yemen in 2011. >>> 5:17. president obama is set to visit the middle east next month with stops in israel, the west bank and jordan. it will be the first time he will visit israel since becoming president more than four years ago. he will meet with prime minister benjamin netanyahu. white house says the trip will focus on the resumption of talks between israel and palestine. >>> leaders of the boy scouts of america will vote today on whether or not to keep a ban on gay members. if approved a new proposal would allow individual scout troops to decide how they want to handle the issue. president obama weighed in on the debate in an interview with "cbs evening news" anchor scott pelley. he says it's time for change. >> my attitude is that gays and lesbians should have access and opportunity the same way everybody else does in every institution and walk of life. >> the boy scouts of america has more than two million members nationwide. >>> the san jose city council will decide next week if it will get involved in the su
's most deadly snipers. >>> president obama will be meeting with labor and business leaders at the white house today hoping for build support for immigration reform. yesterday the president was in minnesota promoting reforms to the nation's gun control laws. on capitol hill today, some house members will introduce by partisan gun control legislation. it would make firearms trafficking a federal offense but does not address assault weapons which the obama administration wants banned. >>> switching gears, are you ready for rain? >> not really. >> i got news for you. it's coming. >> we have a couple of days to wait. >> okay. we have today. >> enjoy today and tomorrow. a blanket of clouds early on. it's keeping the temperatures from getting too cold. temperatures yesterday in the 30s and 40s. today in the 40s. so a little chilly but not as cold as yesterday and by the afternoon, well, we have a few more clouds coming our which as we have a cold front sliding in toward the bay area. high pressure kind of moving out of the way now. so this is
% and near their all- time highs. the nasdaq is up 6% to its best level in 12 years. >>> president obama's state of the union address is expected to focus on the economy. he is set to address job creation and age growth tomorrow night. the president says he will also discuss upcoming budget fights including the march 1 deadline for automatic defense and domestic cuts known as the sequester. and you can watch the state of the union tomorrow night at 6:00 right here on kpix 5. and we'll have a special edition of kpix 5 news right after. >>> last night's 55th annual grammys had plenty of high notes. ben tracy takes us back stage to show us the big numbers and special moments. ♪ [ music ]♪ >> reporter: a grammy performance is meant to be memorable so the three guys known as the band "fun" were caught "singin' in the rain." ♪ [ music ]♪ >> reporter: taylor swift was the ringmaster of her own on- stage circus. ♪ [ music ]♪ >> reporter: rhianna gave one of the more intimate performances of the night. >> the grammy goes to somebody that i used to no.
to his sister's home and confessed to her. >>> president obama is on the road heading to minnesota to promote his gun control proposals. it was a big issue on the sunday morning talk shows over the weekend. the president wants congress to pass a ban on assault weapons, limit the number of bullets gun clips can hold and require universal background checks. >> it's a fraud to call itdown verify a -- universal. the criminals aren't going to comply with it it. >> i know the value of an assault weapon, to kill people very quickly. they're way it to readily available. >> the proposals include an increase in mental health resources. president obama talked with scott pelley about a number of issues, one of them the bow scouts and gays. >> my attitude is that gays and lesbians should have access and opportunity the same way everybody else does. >> boy scout leaders announced last week that they are considering now overturning their long standing ban on homosexuals. the organization will meet this week to make a final decision. >>> some new data shows th
what they initially believed to be animal bones. >>> the obama administration is defending a justice department memo that authorized drone of attacks against americans working with terrorists overseas. the memo says such actions are legal under three conditions. if the suspect is engaged in planning operations to kill americans, if it's not possible to capture the suspect before an attack, and if the operation follows u.s. laws and war principles. >> these strikes are legal. they are ethical and they are wise. >> critics say such an attack would violate the constitutional rights of an american terror suspect to trial by jury. so far there's only one known case of an american targeted with a drone strive, anwar al- awlaki in yemen back in 2011. >>> east bay, chopper 5 is over the house fire in berkeley we told you about at the top of the news. this is at 1179 keith avenue in the berkeley foothills. as you can see, still engulfed. we have been watching the smoke pour from the second story of this home for the last several minutes. flames ar
the hell alone. >> why aren't you a republican? >> how do you know i'm not? >> because obama appointed you. >> i've made jokes about you but -- >> and all that the mares. >> the public records indicate superdome officials were worried about a possible blackout months before the super bowl. >> on "cbs this morning." zbles that he how hard the city of new orleans parties, even their football stadiums blackout. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." we are learning new details about the end of an alabama hostage drama. fbi agents raided an underground bunker yesterday shooting and killing the kidnaper. >> the captive a five-year-old boy ethan is said to be okay. they had to move in because the kidnaper was growing desperate. mark strassmann good morning. >> reporter: good morning norah and charlie. ethan is waking up with his mother for a first time in the week but bomb technicians spent time in the bunker processing the crime scene and looking for improvised explosives. it began asended as violently as it began with a gunshot. >> he's a special child.
shottings at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. it falls on the eve of president obama's state of the union address tuesday. he's set to address job creation and wage growth. those are going to be the major thrust of his speech and you can watch the state of the union right here on kpx 5. that stoorts at 6:00 p.m. here on kpix 5. coming up on face the nation, drones and the war on terror. senators lindsey graham and jack reid join bob this morning. also on the agenda, the confirmation hearings for the cia director nominee and the secretary of defense nominee. that's on face the nation, and it starts here on 8:30 a.m. on kp ix 5. >>> it is 7:37. next we are counting down toth opening of the new bay bridge. >> that's right. we are going to have a spokesman from the transportation commission to join us. the next challenge, what is going to be taking down that old bridge piece by piece. >>> a lot of these texans who come here, they doebt go back. >> still to come, california's governor snaps back at a radio ad designed to lure away golden state jobs. we'll be right back. mom, i inv
the best and worst super bowl ads. >>> right before the super bowl president obama sat down with "cbs evening news" anchor scott pely about an exclusive interview. he was asked about the economy shrinking in the last quarter of 2012. >> i don't think the issue right now is raising rates. the question is if we're going to be serious about reducing our deficit, can we combine some smart spending cuts because there's still some waste in government. can we reform our health care programs in particular because we spend a lot more on health care than every other country does, and we don't get better outcomes. there's a lot of waste in the system. there are things we can do to reduce health care costs. and can we close some loopholes and deductions that folks who are well connected and have a lot of accountants and lawyers can take advantage of. they end up paying lower rates than a bus driver or a cop. can we close some of those loopholes? if you combine those things together, then we can not only reduce our deficit, but we can continue to invest in things like educa
has said he will hold up the confirmation of president obama's nominees at the pentagon and the cia. >> until the president provides more information on the benghazi terror attack. >> this is a national security issue of monumental proportions, and i'm not going to stop until we get to the bottom of it. >>> thousands of people stranded after an engine fire left the carnival ship triumph stranded in the gulf of mexico. >>> and the grammy goes to "we are young." >> everybody can see our faces, and we are not very young. >> the grammy goes to "babel." >> as you can see, i read the memo. >> and all that matters. >>> john kerry can aboutingbecoming secretary of state is a sign of strength for this administration is being celebrated all over the world. >> senator hagel? >> nor hagel. sorry. >> as head of your security, we're bringing in a highly trained team of professional body doubles. >> they look nothing like me. some of them are black. they're not fooling anybody. >> well, neither are you, homey. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." while you were sleeping in the west pop
of your "timesaver traffic." back to you guys. >>> president obama's pick to be the new cia director is defending the use of drones kill terror suspects overseas, even if they are american. he was grilled for more than three hours yesterday before the senate intelligence committee. told the committee missile strikes are used against terrorists planning to attack the u.s. >>> 4:48. california could potentially have the strictest gun laws in the nation. once again yesterday some democratic lawmakers unveiled several new bills aimed at restricting possession of firearms. one would outlaw future sales of semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines. another calls for background checks for people buying ammunition. yet another would require additional safety training for people who buy new handguns. >>> locally another gun buy- back program is in the works in hopes of reducing the number of firearms on the streets in the bay area. the palo alto east palo alto and menlo park police departments are all helping to organize the event february 23rd fro
of opponents have the least. michelle obama attends the funeral for a 15-year-old murder victim in chicago. dean reynolds has the story. and meet the meditation man. he thinks there ought to be a law to live more thoughtfully. he's in position to get one passed. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> axelrod: good evening, i'm jim axelrod. they're call the search for christopher dorner the most significant manhunt in california history. the fired los angeles cop who believe police is targeting them is thought to be in the mountains of of los angeles. investigators discovered new clues today in his burned out pickup truck. carter evans picks up the story. >> reporter: it's been more than two days since investigators discovered the burned out truck belonging to christopher dorner. inside that truck, police sources tell cbs news investigators recovered weapons include two long-range rifles with
in july of '08. it ramped up. and that was taken over when barack obama became president. as the chairman of the house intelligence commit, even as a member, was awear in part of those discussions. and now as chairman even before they conducted that first airstrike that took awlaki-- remember this was a guy trying to kill a whole bunch of u.s. citizens over detroit on christmas day. this guy's a bad guy. our options were limited. this was a tool we could use to stop further terrorist attacks against americans. i supported it then. monthly, i have my commit go to the c.i.a. to review them. i as chairman review every single airstrike that we use in the war on terror both from the civilian and military side when it comes to terrorist strikes. there is plenty of oversight here. there's not an american list somewhere overseas for targeting. that does not exist. and i think there's been some sensationalism. this is a serious matter, but i do think the oversight rules have been, i think-- >> schieffer: it is an extremely complicated matter. but what about the argument that civil liberties groups
're not saying whether he's making any demands. >>> now to the economy. and president obama says there's no doubt additional revenue is needed to bring down the deficit but believes it can be done without another tax hike. speaking to cbs news anchor scott pelley yesterday, the president said the u.s. can reduce its deficit by closing tax loopholes and making what he calls smart budget reductions. >> if you combine those things together, then we cannot only reduce our deficit, but we can continue to invest in things like education and research and development that are going to help us grow. >> well today the president travels to minneapolis where he'll push for proposals to gun control durs his visit. susan mcginnis is in washington. good morning. >> good morning. this will be the president's first trip outside washington to push his gun proposealsproposals. he's pushing for a big rally in support of this. in the meantime the senators are said to be preparing their own legislation very similar to the president's employee posal but conspicuously absent is the ass
. he leaves behind a wife and two children. >>> president obama took his campaign to curve gun violence on the road today. his push for a new ban on assault weapons and high capacity assault weapons is meeting opposition even within his own party. >> we don't have to agree observed everything to agree it's time to do something. there won't be perfect solutions, but we can make difference. that's our responsibility as american -- difference. that's our responsibility as americans. >> this photo was just released of the president back up his recent statement that he is familiar with fire arms and not an enemy of the second amendment. >>> california with a require for students across the state. still ahead, what eighth graders won't have to take to school phil matier. >>> how this solves a mystery that is more than 500 years old. for 8th- graders, at least. graders, anyway. it's part of a move toward what's called the "common core >>> california is dropping algebra for eighth graders. it is part of what they call common core curriculum. most
and move quick. >> john miller. thanks so much. >>> the debate over obama administration's use of unmanned drone craft striking americans was front and center this week on capitol hill. senators grilled cia director nominee john brennan about the program. but what's the view on the ground? cristhristopher smith a an adjunct professor and recently from a fact-fining mission in yemen. good morning, christopher. >> good morning. thanks for having me. >> what's the attitude about these strikes? is there a revulsion about them? a political problem? how do they feel? >> there's a major political problem, and the political problem is generalized political anger and resentment. it's not the droens in particular. it's the fact that the united states and saudi arabia have intervened in yemen. and the if you look at the the arab spring, they see that as foreign countries interfering with their ability to make their own decisions about their country's future. >> to what tee degreedegree is it becoming a recruitment tool for al qaeda? >> we presume that the drone strikes
.com. >> kroft: in the mail, our interview two weeks ago with president obama and outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton brought a lot of letters accusing us of being too easy on them. "the lack of tough questions and really any question of substance was a missed opportunity." but then there was this about our questions for secretary clinton. "did you want to make her look bad? why so much time and emphasis on the negative?" i'm steve kroft. we'll be back next week with another edition of "60 minutes." captioning funded by cbs, and ford-- built for the road ahead. [ male announcer ] in blind taste tests, even ragu users chose prego. prego?! but i've been buying ragu for years. [ thinking ] i wonder what other questionable choices i've made? [ club scene music ] [ sigh of relief ] [ male announcer ] choose taste. choose prego. with lively colombian. it's a morning breeze smooth as black silk. with folgers gourmet selections k-cup packs you can turn any day gourmet. new roasts, a new look... available where you buy groceries. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here
.4%. >>> republicans say president obama's latest offer is nothing new and means higher taxes. the president believes the cuts would hurt the economy and he's willing to settle for a short term fix. >> if congress can't act immediately on a bigger package f they can't get a bigger package done by the time the sequester is scheduled to go into effect, then i believe they should at least pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms that would delay the economically damaging effects of the sequester for a few more months until congress finds a way. >> cbs news political director john dickerson is in washington, john good morning. >> good morning, norah. >> another deadline in washington, another proposal for a short term fix without any specifics about how to do it and a bunch of people, thousands of people facing job losses. is this about the president trying to gain the political upper hand? >> you sound tired of these skirmishes norah? they've been going on two years this is chapter 87 in a dreary book. this is both sides trying to gain leverage. they're trying to put
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